You can quit 'cold-turkey' but still use the gum to get you through tough cravings. When you buy the gum, try the 2mg strength gum.
Source: (1) Abrams DB, et al. The Tobacco Dependence Treatment Handbook: A Guide to Best Practice. 2003.(2) Nicorette Website: Frequently Asked Questions <View Source> Accessed 11/15/2003.